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An American conversation with global attitude — on the arts, humanities, and global affairs — with your host, Christopher Lydon.

Consider adding us to your weekly schedule; we post regular broadcast hours for public radio Friday afternoons.

For shorter stand-alone radio stories and podcasts: check out our series "Open Source Shorts."

Full-length conversations are also available via podcast or at radioopensource.org

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Series

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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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219 Pieces

An American conversation with global attitude - on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon.

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5 Pieces

“Reading Chekhov” is the name of this game – a podcast experiment with, by all accounts, the greatest short-story writer of them all, the medical doctor who was also the “Cherry Orchard” playwright, Anton Chekhov.


Pieces

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Immigration under the new "ICE age."

Bought by WLPR, WMUU-LP, KALW, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 05, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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The darkest truth about the squalling Trump administration is that nobody knows what’s happening.

Bought by WLPR, WMUU-LP, KALW, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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The battle over the travel ban echoes our history from the founding.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WLPR, XRAY.fm, WMUU-LP, KALW and more


  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Two political players from outside Establishment lines help us watch the game unfolding so far in the Trump White House.

Bought by WLPR, XRAY.fm, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Millions of people have demonstrated outlines of a global, feminist, anti-racist, anti-Trump resistance.

Bought by WLPR, WMUU-LP, XRAY.fm, and KALW


  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Re-reading Obama with Marilynne Robinson and David Bromwich.

Bought by KALW and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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The parallels between Donald Trump and former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi are as striking as they are frightening.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, KALW, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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In transition time, pre-inauguration, was there ever a clearer cue for Gospel music?

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, KALW, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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How will American democracy survive the election of Donald Trump?

Bought by WLPR, KALW, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Bob Dylan has been singing more than 50 years. But have you ever really stopped to listen to the words?

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7